Being able to claim time spent engaging with MHPOD towards CPD requirements is an additional incentive for participation for learners. Accreditation/endorsement for MHPOD topics has been sought with a number of professional bodies. The following table outlines the current endorsement/accreditation status of MHPOD topics.
|Professional Organisation||Endorsement/Accreditation Expiry||Conditions|
|Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)||N/A||TBA|
|Australasian College of Emergency Medicine (ACEM)||N/A||Accredited for ACEM CPD as Practice Related CME at 0.5 points per hour|
|Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN)||24/10/14||The ACMHN has endorsed all 45 MHPOD topics for continuing professional education (CPE) purposes. Members are able to earn 1 CPE point for every hour of MHPOD activity|
|Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)||N/A||The ACRRM has approved all 45 MHPOD topics for CPD purposes. ACRRM members participating in MHPOD are able to accrue 1 core point per hour of activity, with points capped at 30 core points per triennium.|
|Australian Psychological Society (APS)||05/09/12||The APS has endorsed all of the 45 MHPOD Topics. Click here to see the CPD points allocated for each Topic.|
|Occupational Therapy Australia (OT Aus)||N/A||By participating in MHPOD, OT Aus members are able to claim up to 70 CPD hours in Category 5 towards their Accredited Occupational Therapist Program CPD hours requirements.
Please note in order to satisfy AccOT requirements, the minimum credit must now be accrued across no less than three categories.
|The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)||XX/XX/XX||TBA|
|The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP)||N/A||Participation in MHPOD may be claimed in accordance with the RANZCP CPD Program Guide.|
|Royal College of Nursing (RCNA)||01/02/14||MHPOD has been endorsed by the Royal College of Nursing, Australia, according to approved criteria. Attendance attracts 70 RCNA Continuing Nurse Education (CNE) points as part of RCNA's Life Long Learning Program (3LP)|
|Speech Pathology Australia||N/A||Speech Pathology Australia PSR participants can claim 1 point per hour (to a maximum of 12 points) in activity type ‘Attendance at workshops and special interest groups (code W/S)’ for completing modules that are relevant to their professional practice and that extend the knowledge and skills of the speech pathologist.|